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Pep Guardiola is being investigated by the Spanish police after publicly supporting the Catalan independence movement, reports in Spain have claimed via the Daily Mail. 
The Manchester City boss has publicly backed the secession of the Catalan state, and several leading members of the Catalan Independence movement were placed in custody after a referendum, held on October 1, was deemed illegal by the Spanish Government.
They are being investigated for alleged 'rebellion' and reports suggest Guardiola is cited in the police report which will now be passed to the investigating Supreme Court judge Pablo Llaren. 
Guardiola attended a pro-independence rally in Barcelona in the summer with Carles Puigdemont, president of the Catalan government, along with tens of thousands of demonstrators.  
He told the mass crowd that he would be voting for independence on October 1 'even if the Spanish state doesn't want it'.
A police report, which is quoted in Spanish newspaper El Nacional, states that a 'manifesto was read by Josep Guardiola and intended to mobilize all supporters of independence'. 
The referendum did take place on October 1 and pro-Independence politicians Oriol Junqueras and Joaquim Forn, and activists Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart were subsequently imprisoned.
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